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Roland Nash steers the RenCap squad to a third consecutive first-place finish.

Roland Nash & team Renaissance

second teamMark Robinson & team UniCredit

third teamAlexander Redman Credit Suisse

Roland Nash steers the RenCap squad to a third consecutive first-place finish. Nash, 37, who also leads the top-­ranked teams in Russia and Ukraine, and his Moscow-­based troupe of 25 told investors in mid-­December 2008 that the Russian Trading System index, then at 687.94 and down 70 percent year to date, would more than double in 2009 as port­folio managers realized the rout had created a buying opportunity. The RTS index skyrocketed 110 percent through the end of last year, reaching 1,444.61 by late December and outpacing MSCI’s emerging EMEA index by 66.9 percentage points. “Great — simply great,” is how one ­money man­ager describes the RenCap team.

The London- and Moscow-­based Uni­Credit quintet under Mark Robinson rises one notch to second. Last March the analysts published a report citing ten factors that led to a bullish call on Europe’s emerging markets. Through January, MSCI’s emerging Europe index catapulted 103.9 percent.

Rising from runner-­up to third place is London-­based ­Credit ­Suisse analyst Alexander Redman, who works solo. In October, with emerging EMEA equities up 61.6 percent from their March lows, Redman told clients to prepare for a dip. The MSCI emerging EMEA index slid 7.1 percent through early November before starting to regain lost ground, and by late January had advanced only 1.1 percent since Redman’s call.

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